Aug. 26, 1933-July 13, 2011
Edmund Benjamin "Ed" Rotenberger, 77, of Detroit Lakes, passed away Wednesday, July 13, 2011 at Essentia Health-Oak Crossing in Detroit Lakes.
Ed was born to Jacob and Barbara (Wittman) Rotenberger on August 26, 1933 in Enderlin, N.D. He attended school in Lisbon, N.D., and furthered his education at NDSCS (Wahpeton) and NDSU (Fargo), receiving a degree in architectural engineering.
Ed was united in marriage to Mary Grothmann at St. John's Lutheran Church in Hillsboro, N.D., August 27, 1958. He served in the United States Army, 1958-60, and was stationed in Hawaii. After receiving an honorable discharge he returned to Fargo, before Ed and Mary moved to Detroit Lakes in 1964. Ed worked for Kegel Associates as an architect and later own and operated EBR Construction Consultants.
Ed was an active member of Zion Lutheran Church. He was instrumental in starting the Detroit Lakes Curling Club. Ed served as an admiral of the 1969 Northwest Water Carnival. He enjoyed woodcarving, playing golf and watching sports, particularly football.
Surviving Ed are his spouse, Mary Rotenberger of Detroit Lakes and their two children, Scott (Beatrice) and children, Eric and Lauren of Redondo Beach, Calif.; and Denise (Nick) Relich and daughter Nicole of Littleton, Colo. He is also survived by sisters, Frieda Hansen of Pacific, Wash., Sarah Sutton of Waterloo, Iowa, Ilene Schlader of Oakes, N.D., and Beverly (Wayne) Jorgenson of Valley City, N.D.; brothers, Fritz of Lisbon and Ted (Lois) of Henning, Minn.; and sisters-in-law, Lydia Rotenberger of Gwinner, N.D., and Jo and Mabel Rotenberger of Lisbon.
Preceding Ed in death were his parents; four brothers, Alex, Jack, Emmanuel and Vic Rotenberger; and two sisters, Kate Finger and Elfie Schrampfer.
Visitation is from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday, July 17, with a 7 p.m. prayer service, at West-Kjos Funeral Home in Detroit Lakes.
Funeral services are set for 11 a.m. Monday, July 18 at Zion Lutheran Church, Detroit Lakes, with burial in Oak Grove Cemetery, Detroit Lakes.
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